With the global recession lifting and recovery underway in some parts of the economy, organizations are taking a renewed interest in sales management processes -- and with it CRM software. This SearchCRM.com article explores a six-stage sales process that should be established before you invest in CRM software.
"From there the team developed a rigorous six-stage sales process that measured sales reps on things like bookings, billings, call percentage relative to goal, how many calls they make on a weekly basis and how many opportunities they entered on a weekly basis.
"However, few organizations have their processes so clearly defined going into a CRM project.
"It's a trend Michael Dunne, research vice president at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc., has seen among his clients."